ATLNext, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s 2030 Master Plan – Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA

Client: City of Atlanta, Department of Aviation

Project value: $7.5B

Completion date: Ongoing


For this $7.5-billion 2030 Master Plan for the Hartsfield-Jackson Development Program, Russell is joint venture partners with WSP and CBRE | Heery. The joint venture, called Atlanta Aviation Associates or simply “A3,” is responsible for program/project management support, quality management, safety oversight, project controls, contract administration, document control, invoice compliance, constructability reviews, as well as supplier diversity outreach, monitoring and reporting.

The master plan, called ATLNext, will expand and improve airport facilities as well as infrastructure to accommodate anticipated growth, including passenger and air traffic volume. The program will include the following projects:

  • New concourses (terminals)
  • Terminal modernization
  • Concourse D widening
  • Parking deck expansion (north and south)
  • Hotel and travel plaza
  • Runway and taxiway improvements
  • New sixth runway
  • New cargo facilities

The program entails landside, terminal and airside facility renewal, and replacement and modernization projects to meet increasing demand. Key program elements include a five-gate addition to Terminal T, a new sixth runway and an extension of the underground Automated People Mover, as well as improvements to the domestic terminal complex, parking decks, baggage handling systems and end-around taxiways. Dramatic new curbside canopies, more open and brighter terminals, better parking options and other modern amenities will enhance the passenger experience. The improvements will expand capacity including the ability to accommodate A380 aircraft.